CITROňN C5: MODERN STYLING AND TECHNOLOGIES
Since launch in early 2008, the saloon and Tourer versions of the
CITROňN C5 have together sold in over 400,000 units. CITROňN has given
its successful model a style and technology upgrade to lend it even
more modernity and personality:
CITROňN C5 now features the Brand’s new chevrons, which reinforce the
car’s expression with their enhanced curves. The C5 also gets 17-inch
“Egťe” alloy wheels (standard fit on some versions) and a new body
colour, “Guaranja” brown. CITROňN C5 Exclusive trim models are
available with a new leather/cloth upholstery and new interior design
To make driving
easier, the CITROňN C5 has been fitted with a new MyWay satnav system
combined with the Connecting Box, including a jack socket, USB port and
a Bluetooth hands-free kit. On the C5 Tourer, the satnav can be hooked
up to a reversing camera to make parking manoeuvres easier.
is upgrading the C5 and C8 with new styling features consistent with
the Brand’s current cues and future ambitions. Both models get extra
modernity and elegance, strengthening their personalities while
maintaining the assets behind their success.
CITROňN C5 continues to feature modern, and even exclusive,
technologies for the wellbeing, comfort and safety of all passengers,
such as CITROňN eTouch and Hydractive III+ suspension, a CITROňN world
New CitroŽn C5: appeal, performance, status and quality
With the new C5, CitroŽn establishes a strong position in the mid-high
range vehicle segment, where the key qualities are appeal, performance,
status and quality. The new C5 combines a strong personality, with
dynamic performance, status and quality.
Respecting the design cues of this segment, CitroŽn has developed two
cars: a saloon whose flowing lines express style and status and a
dynamic looking estate that places the emphasis on emotion without
forgetting functional convenience.
With the new C5, CitroŽn satisfies the requirements of executive
vehicle buyers in terms of quality and reliability by setting new
standards in development, design and industrial production.
Elegant thoroughbred styling
As a saloon or estate, the new C5 stands apart for its distinguished
styling and elegant personality. Its dynamic lines and clearly marked
waistline give it real on-road presence. Inside the car, a well
designed cabin and premium materials contribute to on-board comfort.
Passengers benefit from a prestige design that makes this new road car
a vehicle of refinement and distinction.
Remarkable dynamic qualities
On the road, the driver enjoys exceptional driving sensations, and the
passengers are lapped in comfort. To achieve this, the new C5 offers a
choice between two types of suspension: Hydractive 3 Plus suspension or
metallic suspension. Both are based on the running gear of the C6 executive saloon.
The Hydractive 3 Plus suspension is aimed at customers keen to take
advantage of the Marque's latest developments in technology, comfort
The metallic suspension is a particularly competitive option. It
provides a more direct feel while maintaining the comfort specific to
These dynamic qualities are combined with a range of three petrol
engines and four HDi diesel engines, as well as a full choice of
Exemplary driving pleasure
Driving pleasure takes on a whole new dimension with the new C5. The
driving position, which resembles a cockpit, is fully focused on the
driver, and features a second-generation fixed-centred controls
steering wheel. Clear, concise driving information is displayed on
three dials with annular needles, inspired by the aviation world.
Well designed acoustics enable the driver to give the road his/her full attention.
Uncompromising on safety
The vehicle meets the highest standards in both active and passive
safety with ESP as standard, a stiff body structure and nine airbags
(seven standard and two optional).
Produced in an ISO 9001 and 14001 certified plant
The Rennes plant, with ISO 9001 certification, has extensive experience
in the production of high-end vehicles, and particularly with the
launch of the C6. The site is also committed to the environment and
sustainable development, reflected in its ISO 14001 certification.
Distinctive styling expressing performance and elegance
C5 saloon: sculptural exterior styling
The proportions of the new C5 (4.78m long, 1.86m wide and 1.45m tall)
place it at the top end of the large road car segment. Its distinctive
styling expresses prestige and performance. The strong character of
this saloon is expressed by its sophisticated lines, modern proportions
and original body style. Depending on the angle from which it is
viewed, it resembles a thoroughbred coupť or elegant saloon. The new C5
stirs the emotions from first glance.
The assertive front end makes a statement of strength, with its large
air intakes and long incisive headlamps. The headlamps – positioned on
the bonnet with its two pronounced ribs – flank the large chrome
chevrons stating CitroŽn's identity. The wide tracks and flush wheels
underline the perception of a vehicle that hugs the road.
The profile of the saloon reflects efforts to optimise aerodynamics.
The extended roof line underlines the flowing proportions of the body.
The large glazed area with a third side window lets the light flood
into the cabin. The high waistline and strongly marked wheel arches
clearly identify the saloon as a vehicle of status. The 2.82m wheel
base suggests a generous cabin.
The strong, distinguished character of the new C5 is also expressed at
the rear. The concave rear window identifies it as one of CitroŽn's
large road tourers. The signature two-part boomerang lights give the
rear-end an assertive look. The generous volumes convey the impression
of a car with a strong on-road stance, sitting squarely on its wheels.
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